Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at C.E.E. Hospital of Bluewater Health in Petrolia. Born in New Brunswick, BERNARD EDGAR “BERNIE” RICHARD, 72 years, was of Inwood. He will be missed by his wife Margaret (nee Perry), his daughter Denise Richard and her husband John Rose of Toronto, his son Paul Richard of Belle River, and his grandchildren Evangeline, Anneliese, Joshua, Cody, and Zachary.   Bernie was the son of Blanche and the late Edgar Richard, and the brother of Claudette (Denis) Robichaud, Pauline (Oliver) Richard, Angela (Ron) Beers, Dorine (Georges) Breau, and the late Conrad (Roseanna) Richard. Bernie was a retiree of Imperial Oil and was active in the Inwood community serving on the local Fire Department. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia. Parish Prayers will be offered at 4:00 p.m. on Monday.  A funeral mass will be celebrated on  Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from St. Philips Parish, 415 King St., Petrolia. Interment to follow in St. Matthew’s Cemetery in Alvinston.   As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca).   Memories and condolences may be shared on-line at www.needhamjay.com.

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